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network of terror iraqi troops fight al qaeda linked militants for the city of fallujah while another branch of the extremist organization carries out a deadly attack in yemen. finds out why the terrorist group's been thriving despite being hunted by governments in the region and the u.s. . put came here to try to understand how the world has been able to carry out large scale devastating attacks like the one memory that right here look behind the rival high that. is the u.s. really understood the think that's. also in today's headlines a hero in the face of terror. she was so brave she didn't even cry i was talking to her all the time our team meets a man who saved one of the youngest victims of the blast involved as the russian
city remains on high alert. and violent clashes between the police and muslim brotherhood supporters leave seventeen killed in egypt as the islamist movement calls to boycott an upcoming referendum on the country's constitution. well over a good evening chief you just joined this one is kevin zero in this is out international our top story the eleven pm from moscow iraqi security forces say they've killed fifty five al qaeda fighters near the city of ramadi meanwhile fighting continues for the nearby city of fallujah after it was occupied by an al qaeda linked group that declared an islamic state there on friday even though the army did manage to kill the commander of the jihadists and regain control of several districts the main part of still lies in the hands extraordinary of. mr knight milton comes after
days of fierce fighting in the region between the al qaeda backed sunni rebels tribal militias and the army around one hundred people have been killed in the latest bloodshed the third of them have been civilians robert nyman from the campaign group just foreign policy told us it's the government's approach here this pave the way for al-qaeda success. al qaeda doesn't doesn't establish itself in functioning democracies where there's a broad social consensus that the state is legitimate established in countries where there's a breakdown of central government authority and conditions of civil war with a large part of the population that sees the government as illegitimate you know we see this in. afghanistan was this act and this and yemen this isn't in somalia so and we're staying in iraq you know the reason part of the reason that al qaeda has a base in iraq is because
a large part of the sunni arab population seeds melky governing as a discriminatory towards the sunni arabs. and it's not just iraq a strong enough to challenge the government in yemen the terrorist groups and waging a full scale guerrilla war for sixteen years despite every effort to put it down assassinations bombings and attacks on military targets have become every day reality for the population there catherine of looks at why al qaeda flourishes despite all the counter measures. it's a bone chilling video the man driving this s.u.v. is on a mission to kill as the truck barrels into an army base in yemen's szabo a province a sickening act of terror was captured on film omar oh it was more than fifty soldiers died that day but al qaida went beyond simply claiming responsibility it released this video showing computer generated maps in
preparation for the attack an interview with the bomber it even included english subtitles and al qaeda leader is then shown chiding a group of captured soldiers. that you and the americans are missing trench the american drones are in the sky and we're on the ground of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula was formed in two thousand and nine. into a breeding ground for some of the most high profile plans to attack the united states in response a steady barrage of the u.s. hellfire missiles but the shaba tack revealed a group that still both organized and deadly the problem with the drones critics say is that they don't just kill terrorists an errant strike reportedly hit a wedding party in the central city of raw dog tribal leaders from the area say mistakes like that helped boost al qaeda ranks. in regard to tribes initially united to defend against al qaida but then we saw the drone strikes were killing innocent people which has pushed the tribes to sympathize with
americans and to support them directly but the rise of extremist groups here in yemen is also related to the country's scarce resources water being a perfect example now in some parts of yemen they've been able to come in and prove the infrastructure as well as resolve disputes over water fulfilling the function of a state in the state's absence. that's. taking advantage of the chaos following the overthrow of yemen's president ali abdullah saleh al qaida was able to. sees large swaths of land in twenty eleven under the name on sorrow shari'a the rebranded al qaeda offshoot fought with more than just guns aiming to win over locals with basic services in this propaganda video the group is shown streaming up powerlines in a long neglected abhi on province although western efforts to crack down on traditional funding sources have been successful as al qaeda has since turned to a different lucrative trade over the last two years al qaeda in the arabian
peninsula has extorted some twenty million dollars worth of ransom money and according to some estimates kidnapping has become the group's single largest source of funds foreigners can bring in multimillion dollar ransoms and in a country where nearly half the population lives below the poverty line twenty million bucks can go of very long way to person is getting. in some times one hundred. two hundred dollars a month. that is a. business to do not necessarily because they believe in. the objectives of the leaders of these groups but just it's a business and al qaeda campaign for hearts and minds may sound bizarre but experts warn it's a dangerous tactical shift it appears that they have stopped focusing on trying to
attack the united states and the west focusing on building a presence in yemen. that will advance to local communities so that when the u.s. and the government go after them they cannot then they cannot get rid of them. is that more dangerous it's a lot more. than one government offensive eventually dislodged on social we have from seized land that doesn't mean the group is. on iran this man spent years as a recruiter and agreed to speak to me on camera without hiding his identity in fact he now works as an accountant for the government. because many youth joined us willingly because they were looking for freedom justice and the application of sharia law in that they saw that surreal follow through on promises that was committed to yemen's future a worrying future if the present is any indication the group stage
a brazen attack on the defense ministry in the heart of yemen's capital fifty six people dead more than one hundred sixty wounded it's a bloody reminder that violence remains a key weapon in al qaeda as arsenal reporting in yemen fourteen and lucy calf. remains on a high alert after the deadly terror blast that struck the russian city the funerals of the victims continue daily with some of the sixteen who were injured of a nothing flown into moscow to one of them a nine year old girl was called in the first bombing. it was just another day for you idiot father grads a main train station but suddenly it all changed. there was a loud clamp the force of this was so strong that it smashed the windows in the doors of the luggage room i got up and rushed in to help people it was the first of two explosions that rocked the city just east before the new year the blast of the
station set off by a suicide bomber reached riyadh rounded the area between the entrance and the security national detectives. then i noticed a man in a girl's around towards the girl who asked her whether she could bring in what she was losing consciousness i picked her up and carried out of the station u.-t. saved a nine year old all following an ironic twist of fate she was there with her family to return train tickets as they decided to travel by plane in stat and do is go. she was so brave she didn't even cry i was talking to her all the time she kept saying that she wanted to sleep but she was just losing consciousness and i was telling her just don't sleep all you don't sleep. there was panic and more in the street to be released sometime to try an ambulance for the girl. i rushed to the ambulances but they told me the only take grownups and that i have to wait for the
children's emergency to arrive i apologize now but i thought that time i broke down i started yelling at them swearing and finally they took her. as soon as transportation possible the youngest victims of the volga grad terror attacks were delivered here to the childrens clinic hospital in moscow and currently doctors are battling to save their lives dr c. the girl has damage to her lungs her mother is with her at the hospital and her condition estate but serious as the first shock of what happened they did all disappear and started to look for their daughter's rescuer they even posters are called for help on this social network. please help us identify the man who carried out of the train station after the bombing on december twenty ninth twenty thirteen he told her not to fall asleep the girl remembers him has been asking about him for two days straight we really want to tell him thank you so there was. we will meet
again definitely i will wait for her recovery and will keep in touch i took the pushcart to moscow. the timeline of the tragic events involved more survival stories two are available online including as well the youngest victim is only three months old she's lost her mother and grandmother in the trolley bus terror attack you can find out what saved her life. news continues in just a moment or two after the break with me kevin i went with how the kids greet into the winter games is being prepared for those. who look around later in the program we reassure those who worry there's not enough for the white stuff.
in egypt at least seventeen people have been killed more than fifty wounded in a nationwide wave of violent clashes between the police and muslim brotherhood supporters true. well these fierce clashes they have rocked the nation came after supporters of mohamed morsy called for protests in the lead up to a referendum on the egypt's new constitution on the fourteenth and fifteenth of january now the muslim brotherhood and their supporters in the form of the anti cure alliance and those who support mohamed morsi are boycotting this referendum as they say the constitution is just a minute and they are escalating the demonstrations as they go through to the fourteenth and fifteenth of january so egypt is very much bracing itself for more violence now so it will have already been shot dead today in failure in serious in also cairo and alexandria
a number of protestors and also students have been killed students here in egypt very much of the vanguard of the pro-democracy movement there detentions in their killings is sparking the movement to keep going further and people are very angry organised brotherhood as well are very angry because the government has in force a new occurring in law the protest law which sees demonstrations have to get permission from police before they can go ahead in addition of escalated on christmas day when the authorities decided to declare the mission brotherhood a terrorist organization anyone who helps them as a brotherhood in their marches or even has literature supporting them could get a five year jail sentences organizers of these demonstrations could face execution so there was a lot of anger on the streets and on the behalf of the supporters of mohamed morsi who is going to trial on the eighth of january so this is another event that's on the horizon angering these protesters on the streets and making egypt quite a volatile place we really with this constitution referendum and also the trial and
horizon we expect this to get worse in the coming days award winning journalist author hugh miles believes egypt's in for a prolonged period of violence now. generously said his government. they want to reconcile with the muslim brotherhood they see it in this very hall you know. meanwhile on the other side the muslim brotherhood and the supporters are a lot like the get go anytime soon. the issue is that increasingly the secular liberal position in each of the people who were. involved in the two thousand and eleven revolution joining up with the muslim brotherhood said it is. different to the old me in the current government not just from the islamist camp but increasingly from the secular liberal as well who. has
to be time back and we are going. to look like more. unfortunately with no end in sight. of our website the u.k. has been passive for months to todd storm force winds the last twenty four hours or so. with this account sound picture of probably one of the most severe storms to hit the island of nias also that i see irony is a ship sent to rescue that stranded vessel in the antarctic frozen waters this fall into the trap. stadiums hotels recreation zones are all ready to welcome fans and athletes to the southern russian city of sochi for the winter olympics but if there's one thing missing none of the rest is going to matter of course that snow however there's no reason to be worried as we found out. that's the biggest challenge facing so she's organizes making sure there's plenty of off the one thing the games hunting without snow the new
rosa who did all kinds of odd to reaches out over five thousand feet making it one of the biggest lifts of mountains in the world concerns about a snow less the lympics were raised up to to test the benson so she had to be cancelled last february because there wasn't enough the temperatures here rarely falls below freezing but snow is being guaranteed and here's how sixteen million cubic feet of snow has been stored and europe's biggest snow making system is in place weather stations make sure the organizers know when they're going to have to act as mother nature themselves now we care for the field of play almost done so it's more than one meter of snow right now on the slopes so this is this is the main this is the main task there are four different forms of technology that are being used to ensure the snow a snow vault has been storing snow thought over yeah and a special blanket is keeping it from defrosting. there are hundreds of snow we can
and scattered around the slopes they use water from the mountain lakes to make artificial snow a special kind of snow salt is also being used as glue when and if the snow melts and finally mountain gutters these pipes will gather snow forming at the highest peaks transported down to the slopes wade will get a match should boost without official snow of course technology is also being utilized by the competitors going for gold. charge of ski lubricants including solid and liquid water is we're basically trying to figure out which lubricants would provide the maximum acceleration in the saatchi snow so that later we could share our findings with the services that are supposed to prepare the equipment for russian ski. yes fleet's the olympic games professional athletes use custom made sports equipment to maximize performance and to make sure it caters
to the exact needs the russian team uses ski specifically designed and shaped on comping machines they take into account weight strength blessedness body type to size and to. each is wax to make sure they slide faster than their competitors or even designated wes's on hand to help now that we've seen our snowboard go through the process of getting clean to allow at the final stage of the stage we're going to actually whacks it we're using wax as well as hot and all you really have to do is this now what this does is that it covers the holes that are on the board and once those holes are covered with wax you then slide the hot i'm over it it's almost kind of like i am going out the snowboard and this is done for performance wise so when you're out on the slopes you're going to be foster.
with a little bit of crap. every country has its own ski program made up of experts to help the athletes perform at the highest level ease it's top secret far too technical for the likes of me time to test out the equipment and the snow the artificial snow does seem different in texture but in terms of performance the difference is minimal but then again i'm not trying to win a medal. not enough to look around at the moment the other top of longer rod up at the bottom. and she stood more from tubby in the wake meantime the olympic sites are getting a high profile look over to present test of the slopes together with promise to domy to a bed of a bit early present then checked the ice hockey rink one of his favorite sport taking part in a friendly much with russian hockey stars of course as the clock ticks down to the seventh of february much more on what the city's got in store for its guests here
on r.t.e. international. the twenty fourth genomic displays why why is this so special as the russian resort prepares to welcome the world power the games should be the city's present and future what sochi will bring you this is the moment everybody from a very cold and snowy windy mountain is tough beyond the olympics with. our team. but the news of the day now one of series just opposition groups has reiterated once again that it won't take part in the plan geneva two peace conference the syrian national council claimed their main demand that the sad should step down hasn't been fulfilled a final decision on whether the opposition will take part of the conference at all will be decided in istanbul on sunday sort of political activist i'm a walk of told me he thinks some opposition groups fear they may lose all support if geneva two takes place. what we need to look at the opposition as not completely
independent of the opposition forces factions are not completely independent some of them are really manipulated by the governments in the region who actually supported him from day one and if there are certain governments in the region who do not want this geneva process to be a successful one then you know they will push for the opposition figures to withdraw then you have the second issue of the opposition figures to feed the feeling of being fearful of losing whatever thin representation in thinking they have all the ground so they feel that if they go i think really gone so far in promising them all sorts of. victories in you know the government is going to fall the only a couple of weeks and you know we can take down the president has been and have
this sort of democracy and so on if this will be fulfilled then probably people will just say whatever. small faction of people still believe in them religiously they will say you know you're not good enough and if you go so probably they're fighting for themselves here as well one of those top stories in brief fourteen people are confirmed killed in the southern indian state of go after a building that was on the construction there collapsed dozens of feared trapped in the rubble authorities say at least forty people thought a break on that building site at the time of the incident will mess the taliban's confirmed it carried out today's attack on a military convoy in kabul diplomatic quarter it happened just hours after insurgents assaulted a joint afghan nato base that's left one soldier and six insurgents dead last week taliban militants launched a suicide attack on a nato military convoy in the afghan capital that killed three soldiers. opposition activists in bangladesh of torched dozens of polling stations of clash
with police to add of sunday. parliamentary elections three people are now reported to have been killed in the unrest protesters say the polls will be rigged they're demanding a neutral caretaker administration to oversee the whole process the government knows so far refused the opposition's call for a boycott to will be elections and promised more rallies. us and the russian fishing trawler has been seized a russian fishing trawlers been seized by senegal's navy off the coast of getting the story in the last few hours one person is reportedly been injured there when the vessel was boarded senegal's officials claim the ship was being detained for illegal fishing it's now being a score to senegal's capital dhaka it's got a crew sixty two russians and twenty trainees from getting on board. it's a dog's life for some aging police dogs because when the service is over most of the animals remain without any official support in the older years that's why the
one u.k. forces has started to pay pensions for the retired four legged agents an initiative that provokes will debate. why. ah. they may be man's best friend but they're also an expensive piece of police kits well now for the first time in the u.k. and one police has decided that police dogs should be awarded pensions when they retire under the plans nottinghamshire police told who received threats to five hundred pounds a year for the first three years after leaving the force. when the rich. with the police officer. and the police officer. horrified the police officer.
but at a time when cuts to services have meant police officers out of work the taxpayer funded scheme has been receiving mixed responses it is a strange one. i think it probably does. everybody everything is being cut back in the public service it just seems a bit strange that a police force is paying the same amount of money for drugs they do a very specialised function pretty important when it comes to pretty important when it comes to public order a very very important in the battle against drugs but actually what they have their greatest. feature is that there are a very visible form of policing and the public really like seeing police officers. so it's a really really important part of how british policing operates nothingism so police have defended the skiing saying that it's right and proper that the hard work that the police dogs do is acknowledged and it's fair to say that the u.k.
is a nation of animal lovers but some campaigners have blasted the scheme saying that to award dogs pensions at the time of austerity is quite simply you know what's coming. third of our london. and seamlessly with no connection at all i'll just run to max kaiser gets his teeth into the british tabloids us on the program right after the break. why is the price of gold so high. demand global demand do you think oldest money. know the value of the only place we have to live of the water that we need to survive it's not compared to bill i mean gold we're not going to eat gold we're not going to be told. we're not going to drink what clearly what amal is and is in
a desperate economic situation absolutely right what we're wrong to do is say therefore any kind of economic development from the outside is going to be a benefit their only purpose is to extract as much money as possible to feed into the global financial system. with we are part of the geo political economic system that's extremely exploitive. first of all is a question where the mining should even be carried out altogether can it be done in a way which doesn't destroy people's lives resources environment and so on well you know those are pretty serious questions mining is not a what a moment problem it's happening in asia in africa and south america in central america in mexico and it's even happening in canada and the united states.
most of the country fourteen olympics was this place like la is is so special as the russian resort prepares to welcome the world power the games should be the city's present and future but more so it will bring it this is the moment they're reporting from a very cold and snowy windy mountainous stuff yet beyond the olympics but . today on our team. i am back as a welcome to the kaiser a fourth they ball garion is an romanians are here grouping on.